Get Healthy With ‘Tread For Bread’

MidWeek Islander (Central Oahu) - - News - By ALANA FOLEN

In an ef­fort to pro­mote a healthy life­style and to help feed Hawaii’s hun­gry, Green­Fleet Hawaii in­vites Cen­tral Oahu res­i­dents to put their “ex­tra calo­ries” to good use at Tread for Bread Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day at Waimea Val­ley’s lawn and pavil­ion.

Guest speak­ers are the park’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Gail Chew and Scott Wil­liams, pres­i­dent of Lex Brodie. At in­for­ma­tion booths will be rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Kokua Hawaii Foun­da­tion, Ha­gadone, Hawaii Food­bank and IHS, among oth­ers. Tread for Bread will present a check for the first quar­ter do­na­tions to the food bank and IHS. Vis­i­tors also may take a sus­tain­abil­ity hike or en­joy mu­sic by Ca­noes 4 Rent.

“This is a fam­ily-friendly event, and I think peo­ple will be pleas­antly sur­prised with what Tread for Bread and Waimea Val­ley have to of­fer,” said Tom Flores, vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing and op­er­a­tions for Green­Fleet Hawaii.

“Mak­ing healthy life­style de­ci­sions and be­ing ac­tive — like choos­ing to take a hike — not only helps you, but the com­mu­nity too,” he added.

Par­tic­i­pants track the dis­tance ac­cu­mu­lated daily from walk­ing, run­ning or hik­ing and in­put the spe­cific data into a Green­Fleet pe­dome­ter ap­pli­ca­tion, which will then calcu- late calo­ries burnt. At the end of each quar­ter, Green­Fleet Hawaii weighs all do­nated calo­ries and makes do­na­tions.

Tread for Bread Day is de­signed to in­tro­duce Green­Fleet and its food cam­paign pro­gram to the North Shore com­mu­nity, in­crease ka­maaina aware­ness ofWaimea Val­ley as a cul­tural and fit­ness des­ti­na­tion, and share how a healthy and ac­tive life­style can be help­ful.

Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free, and a spe­cial bar­be­cue lunch plate is avail­able for $6.

Tread for Bread was founded in Septem­ber 2009 and is spon­sored by Love’s Bak­ery. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.GreenFleetHawaii.com.

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